Charges dropped against stu­dent

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

Charges have been dropped against a Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia stu­dent whose bloody ar­rest sparked a public up­roar and a state po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a pros­e­cu­tor said.

Char­lottesville Com­mon­wealth Atty. David Chap­man said he made the de­ci­sion af­ter re­view­ing re­sults of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Martese John­son’s ar­rest. But he said the find­ings did not war­rant charges against the Vir­ginia Al­co­holic Bev­er­age Con­trol of­fi­cers who ar­rested John­son.

John­son, 20, was ar­rested out­side a bar on March 18.

John­son’s ar­rest gained wide­spread at­ten­tion, with pho­tos and videos on so­cial me­dia show­ing him pinned to the ground, his face blood­ied.

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